Sergio Duarte/ Portugal
Filmmaker/ Director / International Speaker
Sergio was born on October 19, 1975 in Coimbra / Portugal, where he was raised, studied and currently works. He was linked to dental medicine or dentistry for 12 years where he worked in the area of dental prosthesis as a technician, but his passion for cinematography was always present.
In 2005, in a partnership with Ana Rute, he founded the company Digispace and bet everything in the world of video and photography. Once a partner in the Portuguese Association of Professional Photographers he participated in countless professional training courses in video.
More recently he has enriched his Resume' with various professional training courses in cinematography, sound and directing, having by this time participated in several productions for Nike and Coca-Cola. Currently, besides Wedding cinematography, he writes and produces his own films in the field. He loves to tell stories on the screen and producing/directing is his greatest passion.
Sergio Duarte is a very respected professional in his Country and his work is followed around by many professionals around the globe.
In 2013 (March) he was a speaker in the largest Portuguese Photography and Video Event (AFP Expofoto) and made the audience cry and applaud standing while listening to his life
story and how he reached this level of international recognition.
Active member of EEVA (European Event Videographer Association), he is the recipient of awards for 2012 (Silver) and 2013 (Gold).
In March 2014 he was a Master in a 5-day forum (Forum Onboard), sponsored by EEVA between Rome and Barcelona.
Yet in 2014 he was honored to be invited as Jury in the second edition of "Inspiration Awards" (Video) Brazil, so he saw his name appear next to major global idols. Currently has taught his Workshop "35mm of Passion" in Portugal which he has been invited to teach also in Brazil where he were in 2015 to give a 2 day workshop and Speak
in "Make Movie" (Wedding Brazil), the Greatest Wedding Congress in Latin América.
Its history was enriched by seeing his name be selected to join the EEVA Top15 list (2013) , occupying the 5th position in the European ranking. Something very difficult to
achieve, given that the level of demand is now higher because EEVA have cut the list in 10 positions (Top 25 to Top 15).
In 2016 he was awarded with the Distinguished Videographer Award by APPImagem / Portugal.
In 2018, after holding the highest number of merits in the national qualifications of audiovisual works, Sérgio Duarte was awarded in the Annual Gala of the Casino de Espinho with the following honors:
- Specialist Videographer in the category of Social Reportage
- Specialist Videographer in te category of Documentary
-Finalist Nominee to Videographer of the Year 2018
- Winner of the Videographer of the Year Award 21018
In 2018 he participated and also won the European distinctions of:
- Qualified European Videographer in the Category of Social Reportage
-Qualified European Videographer in Category of Free Creation
From crying to laughter in a matter of seconds is the way
that Sergio Duarte likes to tinker with the senses and feelings of the human being.
His musical culture is rich, which greatly facilitates his work.
Since very child he develops films in his head every time he listen a song that touches his heart.
The music runs in his blood and Sergio Duarte could not live without it.
His films are known for the passion and total commitment in them placed and by the comical way through which faces the recording set in the field, fruit of his always joyful personality.
2015 TOP 20 Best Wedding Filmmakers of The World
Nominated to the "Golden Lens" Award 2015 by Inspiration Awards Brazil.